#657 – November 23. 2016 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday MidDay Medley’s Favorite Singles of 2016
+ Michelle Bacon’s Favorite Releases of 2016

10:00 – Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 13 Favorite Singles of 2016

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. (13.) Vacation House – “Joyce”
from: Joyce – Single / Independent / April 2, 2016
[Debut single from alternative indie Kansas City band Vacation House, written by Vacation House, lyrics by Bradley Peters, produced by Alexander McClain & Zach Knoll, engineered & mixed by Logan Tyler. http://www.facebook.com/vacationhouseband%5D

[Vacation House play Prohibition Hall, Saturday, December 10, with Fiction Department, and Mess.]

3. (12.) Jake Wells -“Roll Like Thunder”
from: Roll Like Thunder – Single / Beach Boy Music / August 29, 2016
[Kansas City based indie folk singer songwriter. Jake Wells was born in Florida grew up in Colorado. Jake studied Music Composition at University of Northern Colorado. “Jake’s sound evokes an emotionality and maturity much deeper than his age of 21 would imply.” He was named one of Spotify’s top 20. He has performed on stages since he was a teenager. His single releases are currently gaining radio play in the Midwest on several FM stations. Jake released his newist single, “Honestly/Girls,” on October 30, 2016.]

4. (11.) Lovergurl – “Colorado Springs”
from: “Colorado Springs” – Single / Independent / March 9, 2016
[KC based 4-piece band making music with a message, playing synth pop with hip hop and punk elements. Band members include: Stephanie Bankston on keys, Brook Worlledge on drums, Heather Andrews on guitar, and Adam Speer on bass. They ask us to come dance to dismantle the patriarchy. This song was inspired by the real life event shooting and 6-hour siege at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that left 3 people dead including a 44 year old policeman, and on Friday, November 27, 2015. This is one of 4 singles the band digitally released in 2016. Words and Music by Lovergurl. Recorded and Mixed by Matt Epstein at Alchemie Audio, Olathe, KS. More info at http://www.lovergurl.bandcamp.com]

5. (10.) Instant Karma – “Make Me A Man”
from: Make Me A Man – Single / Independent / April 7, 2016
[Cole Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass, Zach Harris on drums. Cole Bales and Cody Calhoun joined us live on WMM on September 28.]

[Instant Karma play Revolution Records Fri, Nov. 25, at 7:30, for Black Friday Record Store Day.]

6. (9.) Ruth Acuff – “We Do”
from: We Do – Single / Nation of Love / August 14, 2016
[Ruth Acuff on harp & lead vocals, Jeff Mueller on upright bass & vocals, Drew Lance on percussion & vocals, with Merry Ellen Kirk, Susan Acuff, Silas Acuff, Mary Leibovich on vocals. Columbia, Missouri based Ruth Acuff released the EP “To The Moon” in November of 2014. She also sings lead in the band The Royal Furs.]

7. (8.) Doby Watson – “Natural Ice (Early Morning Version)”
from: Natural Ice (Early Morning Version) – Single / Independent / May 11, 2016
[Written by Doby Watson, featuring Hanna Maria Albina and Adamah. Produced by Zack Hames. Doby Watson is a KC based Singer-Songwriter. He released a debut album, Live-In Son in 2009. Doby is almost finished with a new solo EP and almost done writing a new full length. This Fall, Doby toured the Western states with Heidi Lynne Gluck. Doby Watson played live on WMM on January 27, to share music from an EP, Swearengin, Watson & May, recorded by Cory Schulz in his living room in Milwaukee, WI. It was released by Double Shift Music.]

8. (7.) Lauren Anderson – “What Good Is a Bad Boy”
from: What Good is A Bad Boy – Single / Independent / August 1, 2016
[Lauren Anderson is originally from Chicago. She first started performing solo gigs around Kansas City after completing her masters in music therapy, from The University of Kansas in 2012. Lauren then formed her own band and released her debut EP “Do & Hope” in August 2014. Lauren Anderson is the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards. Lauren Anderson released her critically acclaimed debut, full length album, Truly Me, on August 23, 2015.]

10:31 – Underwriting

9. (6.) Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Dreams”
from: Dreams – Single / Glassnote Entertainment Group / January 22, 2016
[Singer songwriters, Madisen Ward and Ruth Ward, both play guitar, and sing, harmonizing as son and mom. For most songs, Madisen sings lead and Mama Bear harmonizes, however for this Fleetwood Mac classic from Stevie Nicks, Ruth Ward sings lead with Madisen singing the high harmonies. Madisen Ward told Paste Magazine: “This is a timeless song that I feel can translate over multiple generations,” said Madisen. “Fleetwood Mac’s music definitely spoke to me at a very early age. It was an honor to cover a song by such an inspirational band.” “I love the song for it’s depth and emotion,” added Ruth Ward. In the past 3 years they have garnered national acclaimed after an appearance at the 2014 Americana Music Fest, they signed with Glassnote Records and recorded their debut full-length album in Nashville with acclaimed producer Jim Abbiss. They released their first single, “Silent Movies,” the same night they performed the song on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS Television. They launched a big tour across the United States and traveled to Europe for multiple shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and ten did it all again. They sang and played on the influential British television show, “Later With Jools Holland.” They were featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and the Today Show, and have visited many radio stations. They performed on tour with Sufjan Stevens, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, played Bonnaroo, Pilgramage, the Newport Folk Festival, and others, representing KC all over the world. We were the first to play them on the radio!]

10. (5.) Hipshot Killer – “All The Hell in The World” (7″ Vinyl)
from “All The Hell in The World” – Single / Too Much Rock / Oct. 21, 2016
[B-Side: “Sky Flying By” was originally recorded by influential punk band Samiam. Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects, John Velge and The Prodigal Sons, The Starhaven Rounders), on guitar & vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol, John Velge and The Prodigal Sons) on bass & vocals, legendary drummer Jon “Buddy” Paul, who plays in (The Big Iron, The Revolvers.) Recorded by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab in KC. Photography: Todd Zimmer, Cover Model: Britt Adair. Too Much Rock, a music blog site created by Sid Sowder in 1997, where he shares his photos & videos & comments of the live music shows he attends. Sid also posts podcasts! The Too Much Rock Singles Series is a collection of 45 rpm singles that marry great songs with great bands all for the love of vinyl. Each old-school two-song single features one unique song paired with one cover chosen by Too Much Rock who press 500 limited edition copies and then simply give them to the band. Schwervon!, Rev Gusto, Josh Berwanger Band, The Uncouth have all recorded for the Too Much Rock Single Series. More info at: http://www.toomuchrock.com or http://www.hipshotkiller.com. Mike Alexander joined us on WMM on January 20, and October 19.]

[Mike Alexander plays in the KC Super Band The Architects, who play recordBar, Friday, November 25 with Black Calvin, and Cantankerous.]

11. (4.) The Buhs – “Can’t Let Go”
from: Can’t Let Go – Single / February 14, 2016
[The Buhs includes: singers Julia Haile, Lee Langston, and Anthony Saunders along with emcees Reach and Les Izmore., and Ryan J. Lee, Hermon Mehari, Ben Leifer, Tim Braun, Brad Williams and Kinyon Price. In November the band shot a music video in Paris. More info at: http://www.thebuhs.com. Hermon Mahari shared this song with us on WMM on January 13.]

12. (3.) Psychic Heat – “Stranger” (7″ Vinyl)
from: “Stranger” / “Starve” – Single / Replay Records / August 23, 2016
[This 7″ was recorded December 2014 by Isaac Flynn at Element Studio in Lawrence Kansas. Both tracks were mixed and mastered by Jim Barnes. J. Evan Herd sings lead vocals and plays guitar on Stranger. He also sings backing vocals on Starve. Tanner Spreer plays guitar on both tracks and keys on Stranger. Sam Boatright sings lead vocals on Starve and plays bass and keys as well. Sam also plays guitar and sings backing vocals on Stranger. Rick Barkosky plays drums and percussion on both tracks. Taryn Blake Miller plays keys and sings backing vocals on “Starve.”]

13. (2.) Kristie Stremel – “Orlando (Keep Dancing)”
from: Orlando (Keep Dancing) – Single / Stremeltone / June 16, 2016
[2016 has been a difficult year. On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Pulse was hosting Latin Night and most of the victims were Latino. About 320 people were inside the club, which was serving last call drinks at around 2:00 a.m. After arriving at the club by van, Omar Mateen approached the building on foot, armed with a SIG Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol and bypassed security and began shooting and taking hostages. After a three-hour standoff, he was shot and killed by Orlando Police Department officers. It was both the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history. It was also the deadliest terrorist attack in the US since the 9 /11 attacks in 2001. This song was written by Kristie Stremel in response to this tragedy. This song was recorded and mixed by Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound. Mastered by John Hobson. Kristie Stremel on vocals & guitar, Anna Cook on cello & backround vocals, Ryan McCall on piano & background vocals. Described as “Joan Jett & Tom Petty’s love child,” and armed with her guitar, fueled by coffee, and over 75 published songs, singer, songwriter, producer, rock & roll mom. In October, 2013 Kristie and her partner, Lori Isabell, welcomed their adopted baby son, Charlie, into their family. In April 2014 Kristie released her 6th solo record, and the 9th full-length release of her musical career of over 20 years. Released on her own label, Stremeltone, it was Kristie’s first self-produced album. Stremeltone Records, was created in her home in Lawrence. The last track, “It’s Enough” was released early, as a video, featuring photos of couples in partnerships, relationships, marriages, unions, families. The video was Kristie’s response the the KS House of Representatives passing HD 2453 allowing business the right to refuse service to LGBT customers. In 2015 Kristie released, Wildflowers, her book of song and poems for children with accompanying CD recording with contributions from Victor & Penny, Kelley Hunt, Ron Megee, Kasey Rausch and more.]

14. (1.) Emmaline Twist – “Vega”
from: Vega / Moon Eyes – Single / Middle Class Records / September 6, 2016
[Recorded and Mixed by Lin Buck at Temple Sound, KCMO. Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights + Measures, KCMO. Meredith McGrade on vocals & guitar, Kristin Conkright on bass, Jonathan Knecht on drums, and Krysztof Nemeth on baritone Guitar. More info at: https://emmalinetwist.bandcamp.com/%5D

11:00 – Station ID

Michelle Bacon

11:00 – Guest Producer/Guest – Michelle Bacon

For our second hour of Wednesday MidDay Medley, we welcome musician and writer, Michelle Bacon, Content Writer at 90.9 The Bridge, where she helps to shine a light on area musicians and events. Michelle joins us to play from her Top Ten Favorite Musical Recordings of 2016. Michelle Bacon works as a freelance writer and has written for The Kansas City Star, The Deli Magazine KC, and Folk Alliance International. Michelle also volunteers for Midwest Music Foundation. Michelle plays bass, in The Philistines, and she plays drums in Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds. Both of these bands have released critically acclaimed albums in 2016. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds – It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere, was released on April 8, 2016. The KC based trio with Chris Meck on lead guitar & vocals, Michelle Bacon on drums & vocals, and Calandra Ysquierdo on bass guitar & vocals. The Philistines – The Backbone of Night, was released by The Record Machine on June 4, 2016. Kimmie Queen on lead vocals, Cody Wyoming on lead guitar & vocals, Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass & vocals, Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums. Recorded & mixed with Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios & mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering.

Michelle is also the Producer of, The Band That Fell To Earth: A Tribute to David Bowie 2017, Saturday, January 7, at 7:00 to Midnight, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO. with Michelle Bacon on bass, Alex Alexander on guitar, Nathan Corsi on vocals/guitar, Kyle Dahlquist – keys/brass, Steve Tulipana – vocals, Stephanie Williams – drums, Matt Ronan – percussion, Christine Broxterman – cello, Betse Ellis – violin, Rich Wheeler – saxophone, Clint Ashlock – trumpet, Havilah Bruders – backing vocals, Camry Ivory – backing vocals …and special guests to be announced.

Michelle has been known to play with other bands including: Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Deco Auto, Dolls on Fire, and Dirty Electric, to name just a few. Michelle Bacon is returning for the fourth year in a row, to share some of her favorite musical recordings of this past year.

11:03 – Michelle Bacon’s Top Ten Favorite Releases of 2016

15. (10) Erik Voeks – “Your Condition”
from: So The Wind Wont Blow It All Away / Independent / November 11, 2016
[Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. All songs written by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer at The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley.]

16. (9) Erica Joy – “Happy Villain”
from: Happy Villain – Single / Independent / October 28, 2016
[From upcoming EP. Erica Joy on vocals, Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on acoustic guitar, Stef Spears on drums, Kyle Ward on Bass. Recording and produced by Kyle Ward at Counterpoint Studio. To go with the single release, their is a “Happy Villain” short film/music video that was directed by Erica Joy’s guitarist Khitam Jabr.]

17. (8) The Great Vehicle – “Lazlo Szombathy”
from: Observatory Sermons [EP] / Independent / October 14, 2016
[A Space Operetta in Six Stanzas. Mason Fann on bass, fractional wave mutilation, Gregg Todt on drums, percussion, baritone strangulation; Troy Van Horn on guitar, percussion Also featuring: Betse Ellis on violin, The Tuvan Learning Center Annex Singers – Singing, Produced by The Great Vehicle Recorded at #Industries. Basic tracks engineered by Paul Marchman. Additional recording at The Prussian Film Commission. From album notes: Lazlo Szombathy is a peripheral character in the Kurt Vonnegut novel Mother Night, whose inclusion was a nod to the interconnectedness of all actions. Watch what you’re doing: We are all peripheral characters in the Novel of the Galaxy. Wherein Betse Ellis makes the Kansas and Mahavishnu Orchestra dreams of those who have such things come true. That’s the main melody there in the acoustic intro, reharmonized a fifth lower. We know you people love reharmonization. The melody at 1:54 originated as sort of a guitar placeholder, then took on a most macabre flavor when doubled by Betse. The song is in 7/8, but contains exactly one measure of 8/8. Can you spot it? Do you care?]

18. (7) Not A Planet – “The World We Know”
from: Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now [EP] / Indep / Sept 10, 2016
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, on guitar & vocals; Liam Sumnicht on drums & harmony vocals, and William Sturges on bass guitar & harmony vocals; Nathan Showalter on keyboards and backing vocals. Not A Planet released their new EP at the 12th Annual Crossroads Music Festival, September 10, at recordBar, with Amanda Fish Band, Kelley Hunt, and Radkey.]

[Not A Planet play recordBar, New Years Eve Eve, Friday, December 30, at 9:00 pm]

19. (6) Violet and the Undercurrents – “I Got You”
from: Nashville [EP] / Nation of Love / November 5, 2016
[Columbia, Missouri based, four-piece, all-female band. Violet and the Undercurrents have been described as “..Sophisticated folk-rockers ..” Members include: Violet Vonder Haar on Lead Vocals and Guitar; Linda Bott on Bass Guitar; Lizzy Weiland on lead guitar; Phylshawn Johnson on Drums.]

[Violet and The Undercurrents play Knuckleheads, Friday, November 25, with David Wax Museum.]

20. (5) Shadow Rabbits – “Kill What You Love”
from: Truest Blue [EP] / Independent / December 15, 2015
[Shadow Rabbits is a Kansas City based collaboration between singer/songwriter, Ashley Dattola and producer, Jon Ulasien. Written and recorded by Shadow Rabbits with Keenan Stump on bass guitar and Lennon Bone on drums (tracks 3 & 4) and Ryan Whitehouse on drums (track 2). Recorded at “The Zoo.”
Drums recorded and engineered by Lennon Bone at Element Recording Studio on Kansas City, MO.]

[Shadow Rabbits play the Noise For Tots – Benefit for KC Toys For Tots, Saturday, December 10, at recordBar, with The Noise FM, Me Like Bees, Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type.]

11:32 – Underwriting

21. (4) Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type – “Dropout”
from: Degenerate Matters [EP] / Independent / releases July 30, 2016
[Indie synthpop from Kansas City based, 5-piece band that includes: Rachel Mallin on lead vocals & guitar, Justin Walker on bass, Austin Edmisten on drums & back-up vocals, Jesse Bartmess on synthesizers & keyboards, Matt Kosinski on lead guitar. Degenerate Matters was recorded, produced, and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. Musical Arrangements written and performed by Rachel Mallin, Justin Walker, Austin Edmisten, Jesse Bartmess, and Matt Kosinski. Lyrics written by Rachel Mallin. Dropout is autobiographical. Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type joined us live on WMM on July 27.]

[Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type play the Noise For Tots – Benefit for KC Toys For Tots, Saturday, December 10, at recordBar, with The Noise FM, Me Like Bees, Shadow Rabbits.]

22. (3) Katy Guillen and The Girls – “The Load”
from: Heavy Days / VizzTone Label Group and KG&G Records / June 24, 2016
[Katy Guillen on guitar & vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, Stephanie Williams on drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab with Duane Trower. Pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic, & trombonist Ryan Heinlein of The Project H contribute. Production from Paul Malinowski. Mastered at Black Lab in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to their touring schedule, they were finalists at the 2014 International Blues Challenge; they appeared at Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Cruise, International Montreal Jazz Fest. Katy Guillen and The Girls joined us live on WMM on May 4.]

[Katy Guillen & The Girls play recordBar, Sunday, November 27, for the Midwest Innocence Project Benefit Concert, with Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds, and The Old No. 5s]

23. (2) The Conquerors – “Yes I Know”
from: Wyld Time / High Dive Records / August 26, 2016
[First full length album from Kansas City based Rock & Roll band. Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, Quentin Schmidt on bass & vocals. All songs written by Rory Cameron, performed by The Conquerors. Recorded and mixed by Vincent Lawhon with additional help from Adam McGill at Element Recording Studios. Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering in Portland, Oregon. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

24. (1) Heidi Lynne Gluck – “Pony Show”
from: Pony Show / Lotuspool Records / August 26, 2016
[Lawrence, Kansas based Heidi Lynne Gluck is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from the middle of Canada. After transplanting herself from the plains of Manitoba to the midwestern United States, Heidi quickly became an in-demand player, performing on stage and in the studio both as a solo artist and with renowned musicians including Juliana Hatfield & Some Girls, Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos, Lily & Madeleine, The Pieces, The Only Children, and others. Heidi Lynne Gluck joined us live on WMM on June 8, and August 24.]

[Heidi Lynne Gluck plays The Bottleneck, Saturday, November 26 with Truckstop Honeymoon]

25. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003
[orig. 1957]

Next week, on November 30, we welcome back to the show: Tim Finn, Music Writer of the Kansas City Star; Fally Afani, of I Heart Local Music; Chris Haghirian of Ink and the Star and Middle of The Map Fest and Eight One Sixty on 90.9 The Bridge, and Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt. We’ll hear from their favorite musical releases of 2016. And… in two weeks we present our annual 4-week celebration of the year in music: The 116 Best Recordings of 2016, on December 7, 16, 23, and 28th.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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Show #657
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Bonus list:

27 More MidCoastal Singles released that we’ve played on Wednesday MidDay Medley
(Our lists contain releases from mid to late December 2015 that we couldn’t play until 2016.)

1. Organized Crimes – “Bel Ray Flats”
from: Bel Ray Flats – Single b/w “You Knew It Already” / High Dive Records / January 29, 2016
[Combining distorted synthesizers and beat machines with crystal clear modulated guitar and sharp-panning auxiliary rhythms, Organized Crimes shows are sweaty and loud. Performances for their new 7″ ‘Bel-Ray Flats’ are well structured and heavily involve visual production. By using projectors and fastened video monitors, every song in the set is expressed in both sound and scene. Cortland Gibson has been releasing noise-pop material under the moniker ‘Organized Crimes‘ since 2011. This will be the Kansas City native’s 3rd studio EP and his first release on High Dive. Cortland Gibson, is joined by Kyle Little, Ian Dobyns & Zach Hames for a slew of tour dates to not only release the 7″ but to promote a new full-length record.]

2. Vigil and Thieves – “Haunting”
from: Haunting – Single / Independent / January 23, 2016
[Sarah Storm on vocals & guitar & keys, Steph Castor on guitar, Matthew Muckenthaler on bass, Andrew Flaherty on drums. Recorded in Kansas City, MO. All lyrics by Sarah Storm.]

3. SUNU – “Food, Inc.”
from: Food, Inc. – Single b/w “Liberation” / Sunflower Soul Records / Dec. 11, 2015
[Rev. Aaron Morris – Trumpet & Lead Vocals; Dan Pem – Tenor Sax; Chris Leopold – Trombone; Mike Hamm – Guitar; Chris Shaw – Bass; Dylan Bassett – Drums & Percussion; Alex Thiessen – Drums & Percussion; Taylor Babb – Drums & Percussion. Recorded, mixed, & produced by Chris Hazelton. Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio.]

4. B R O T H E R – “Mobbin”
from: Mobbin – Single / Independent / March 6, 2016
[Kansas City based 4-piece band formed in June of 2015 by Danzell Capers on guitar, synthesizers, & vocals; who wanted to collaborate with other multi-instrumentalists and producers, resulting in the addition of longtime friend Quinn Pudenz on vocals, synthesizers, & guitar; area DJ and producer Brooks Brown on bass, vocals & synthesizers; and Christian Lester on drums. ]

5. Real Adults – “Bones”
from: Bones – Single / Independent / March 15, 2016
[Lawrence based band formed in June 2015, by Garrett Marsh on lead vocals & songwriting, Nicholas Fredrickson on drums, John McCain on bass, Doug Bybee, and Carlos Calderon. “Bones” was Produced by Joel Martin and Real Adults and Recorded by Joel Martin.]

6. Erik Voeks – “She Loved Her Jangle Pop”
from: She Loved Her Jangle Pop – Single b/w “Blue Water” / Indep / April 1, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #1. Erik Voeks is a Kansas City based singer-songwriter crafting melodic pop gems with often obtuse lyrics. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Produced by E. Voeks & P. Hawley. Written by by Erik Voeks. Erik Voeks is performing several shows with his band The Vague Lakes: Patrick Hawley, Dave Tanner and Mike Stover. More info at: https://erikvoeks.bandcamp.com/%5D

7. Momma’s Boy – “Cool Heat”
from: Cool Heat – Single / Independent / April 9, 2016
[First single from Momma’s Boy, an Indie Surf Pop 4-piece band from KCMO, formed December 2015, and made up of former members of Rev Gusto: Peter Beatty on guitar & vocals, Shaun Crowley on guitar & vocals, Quinn Hernandez on drums, and Anthony Hernandez on bass. Shaun Crowley joined us live on WMM on June 15.]

8. John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons – “We Run (pre release)”
from: upcoming album: The America Letters Vol. 1. / Lakeshore Records / TBA
[Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab by Duane Trower and currently in the mixing stage.]

9. Riala – “Sirens (a refute)”
from: Split Single with Via Luna – “Astral Plains” / Indep / May 20, 2016
[Nick Turner on Voice & Guitar, Kalo Hoyle on bass, Morgan Greenwood on drums. Riala joined us live on WMM on April 20.]

10. Erik Voeks – “Tired of Feeling Alone”
from: Tired of Feeling Alone – Single b/w Mondrian / Independent / May 1, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #2. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by by Erik Voeks. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome, everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley, trumpets played by Ryan Oldham, everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. Erik Voeks is performing several show with his band The Vague Lakes: Patrick Hawley, Dave Tanner and Mike Stover. More info at: https://erikvoeks.bandcamp.com/ ]

11. Anson The Ornery – “Inauguration”
from: Inauguration – Single / Independent / June 10, 2016
[Anson the Ornery is a multimedia artist who combines his backgrounds in music, visual arts, writing and acting to create interactive installations and performances that make the viewer a part of the art rather than apart from the art. He received a BFA in Expanded Media from the University of Kansas in 2010 with minors in Music and English, he moved to Kansas City to become involved in the growing art scene. Anson the Ornery joined us on Wednesday Midday Medley on June 8, where he premiered 2 singles from his upcoming conceptual album Ferrule. Named for a ring of metal that joins two objects together, this full sensory multimedia spectacle endeavors to connect the audience with the supernatural world.]

12. Anson The Ornery – “Similair”
from: Inauguration – Single / Independent / June 10, 2016
[Anson the Ornery Singles Release show was at Mills Record Company, Fri, June 10, with CS Luxem.]

13. Erik Voeks – “Being In Love With You (edit)”
from: “Being In Love With You” – Single b/w “She Was Doomed”/ Indep / June 1, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #3. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded by Erik at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Background vocals on Being In Love With You by Cameron Hawk. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. More info at: erikvoeks.bandcamp.com/ ]

14. YUNGUNKL – “I Wanna Be In The Band”
from: “I Wanna Be In The Band” – Single / Independence / February 27, 2016
[Garage Rock from St. Joseph, MO, more info at: https://yungunkl.bandcamp.com%5D

15. Erik Voeks – “Delivering Rocks”
from: Delivering Rocks – Single b/w “Grey Town Rain” / Indep / July 1, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #4. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer at The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded by Erik at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Background vocals on Grey Rain Town: Cameron Hawk, Trumpet: Ryan Oldham (he also arranged the brass parts), Trombone: Joshua Landau. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. More info at: erikvoeks.bandcamp.com.]

16. Attic Light – “Hot In Kansas City”
from: Hot In Kansas City – Single / Independent / July 22, 2016
[The newest single from Kansas City based 4-piece band, Attic Light that will be released onFriday, July 22. Attic Light who just recently finished several weeks of Midwest tour dates in support of our their second EP, The EXILE, recorded in Nashville and released on March 18. Attic Light is Nate Bowman on vocals & guitar, Michael Pittman on guitar, Patrick Rippeto on bass, and Joseph Dillman on drums. Nate Bowman joined us live on WMM on August 24.]

17. The Conquerors – “You Must Be Dreaming”
from: You Must Be Dreaming – Single b/w “Maybe Someday”/ High Dive Records / Dec. 11,
[Second single from the first full length album from Kansas City based Rock & Roll band. Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, Quentin Schmidt on bass & vocals. All songs written by Rory Cameron, performed by The Conquerors. Recorded at Element Recording Studios. Mixed and Mastered by Joel Nanos. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

18. Erik Voeks – “Your Condition”
from: Your Condition – Single b/w “Reasons” / Independent / August 11, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik is released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #5. We have participated each month, playing the song on the first week of the month. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. Thanks: Coleen, Mary, The Thebeaus, Troy Van Horn, Miss America.]

19. The Good Hearts – “Bad Production”
from: Bad Production – Single / Independent / December 8, 2015
[KC based folk/pop/soul/gypsy band made up of: Nicole Springer on vocals, guitar, and percussion, Anna Cook on cello, Roshelle Pekarek on violin, and Aaron Derington on percussion. Bad Production was recorded and produced by Lennon Bone.]

20. Streetlevel Uprising – “The Pendulum Swing”
from: The Pendulum Swing – Single / Streetlevel Uprising / June 4, 2016
[Lawrence, Kansas based Reggae, Rock, Funk. Jay Canter on vocals & guitar, Zate Lockard on keys & vocals, Bill Walker on bass & vocals, David Walker on percussion]

21. Dance Monkey Dance – “Hold Tight”
from: “Hold Tight” – Single / MudStomp Records / April 8, 2016
[Dance Monkey Dance is Doug Dicharry a multi-Instumental, genre-bending, trash smackin, noise creator. Written by Doug Dicharry. All instruments and lead vocals by Doug Dicharry. Female vocals by Zanna Duckworth and Heather Kearney. Recorded and Mixed by Stephen Shellenbarger at Honey Hole studios Joplin, MO More info at: http://www.dougdicharry.com]

22. Not Sisters – “Fight”
from: “Fight” – Single / Independent / Unreleased (Played Sept. 7)
[A song written by Jen Appell about her friend Bill Fresher. Not Sisters is an Indie-acoustic-folk-cabaret du: Jen Appell on guitar & vocals, and Kristina Ning on upright bass. Not Sisters joined us live on WMM on April 13.]

23. Erik Voeks – “Ending of The Ending”
from: Ending of The Ending – Single b/w “It Isn’t For You” / Indep / Sept. 1, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #6. We have participated each month, playing the song on the first week of the month. Written by by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks.]

24. RLT – “moindarium-sleeve”
from: moindarium-sleeve – Single / Rusty Records / Unreleased (Played Sept 21, 2016)
[RLT is a project consisting of Ryan Toms and John Bersuch which relies heavily on spastic electronic loops and intense drum rhythm. At times it can sound swirly and fun and others dark and gritty, all while driving a complex under rhythm that can change frantically. The sound at times can be compared to the loop heavy repetitive math band Battles also the electro groove/jam outfit known as Holy Fuck.]

25. The Deep End – “Uke Round”
from: Uke Round – Single track / Independent / Unreleased (Played Sept. 28)
[A new musical project from Brandon Draper and Joc Max.]

26. Hipshot Killer – “Sky Falling By”
from “Sky Falling By” B-Side Single “All The Hell in The World / Too Much Rock / Oct. 21, 2016

27. Shadow Rabbits – “The One Who Got Away”
from: The One Who Got Away – Single / Shadow Rabbits / October 24, 2016
[Shadow Rabbits is a Kansas City based collaboration between singer/songwriter, Ashley Dattola and producer, Jon Ulasien. Written and recorded by Shadow Rabbits with Keenan Stump on bass guitar. Recorded at “The Zoo” Drums recorded and engineered by Lennon Bone at Element Recording Studio (Kansas City, MO).]

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